You’ve just adopted a dog – congratulations!

The initial settling-in period is a really important time. You need to set boundaries and establish what you consider to be acceptable behaviour. And you need to establish top-dog status quick smart!

Dogs are amazing companions and bring much joy into our lives. Getting off on the right foot is crucial to helping your new dog become the best dog they can be. Here is some friendly advice from our experienced animal welfare officers to get you started.